This beautiful Archangel Michael batik banner was made in Bali in Indonesia by a group of women from the Ubud region. This banner measures 27 inches wide by 39 inches long, but each is hand made and may vary,
Batik is a resist-dye process. Wax is applied in the design or areas that stay white, such as the drawing of the pattern itself. The dyes are painted on and blended. The dyes do not cross over the wax lines. Once the dyes are permanent, the wax is removed and the banners are spread out to dry. This time-honored, hand-made process is what renders the amazing detail and watercolor look to the fabric.
Once dry, the banners are hemmed by village craftswomen. Machine-washable on a cold water cycle and machine-dry on gentle.